The Price School of Public Policy’s Associated Students of Planning and Development hosted Planning for College on Wednesday, an event where high school students learned about urban planning and gained insights on the college admissions process.The event was held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. ASPD members in Price’s Master of Planning program organized the activities and led 42 visiting high school sophomores through a series of exercises and informational seminars.The day began with an introduction from ASPD president Benjamin Frazier and an address from Price professor David Sloane, who teaches courses in urban planning, policy and history and community health planning and policy. After the welcome, students participated in an activity in which they mapped out their own neighborhoods and schools, examining why these places are organized the way they are.Following the neighborhood mapping, the high school students broke up into small groups and rotated between three different activities, including a “Before and After” exercise, where they matched old photos of different areas with their current counterparts to observe changes over time; a “Streetmix!” activity during which students designed their own street layouts and a Price admissions information session. Students engaged in a capstone activity where they designed their own cities using the tools and skills they gained throughout the day.ASPD coordinated the event with GEAR UP 4 LA, a federally funded program that aims to help low-income minority high school students successfully graduate and enter college. The participating high schoolers came from the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, located in the historically underserved areas of Koreatown and Pico-Union.“[Planning for College] is meant to be an introductory seminar to let students know about planning as a career and show them how they can get involved in their community even if they aren’t planners,” Frazier said. “Most urban planners didn’t know about planning when they entered college, so we just want to show high schoolers that planning is a viable career option and that it affects many aspects of their lives, while also incorporating college preparatory aspects.”Justin Pascone, ASPD social chair and event volunteer , said that the Planning for College program merges city planning and life planning.“At Planning for College, we try to combine the ideas of planning a city and planning your life,” Pascone said. “We show them how to set goals and achieve them through planning, which applies to both urban planning and college preparedness and bridges the gap between the two.”Participating high school students also commented on what they learned, as well as their new interests in urban planning.“It was really cool to learn about our neighborhoods now and what they looked like before, and seeing how they’ve changed over the years,” said Joshua Valdivieso, a sophomore at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools.Students also discussed different aspects of the college admissions process.“I learned about how numbers, like GPA and test scores, aren’t that important and that it’s more about what you do and how you help other people,” said Sage Cuza, a sophomore at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools. “It’s also not about making yourself look good on paper, but about doing what’s important to you.”
Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler, known for his time in WWE. During his time in WWE, he was one of the most beloved wrestlers of his time. Even today fans go crazy watching him do impossible stunts and furious fights on screen. He has made a huge name for himself over the years, however, his wrestling days were nothing short of spectacular. He dominated almost every match he was in, below are a few moments of the rock which were some of his most memorable moments.Also Read | WWE SmackDown preview: Kofi to face Lesnar, The Rock returnsBest Moments of The RockHe won the shortest matches in WWE historyIn the 1998 Survivor Series, ‘The Rock’ participated in a famous match against the wrestler Big Boss Man. it is still unclear how long it took for The Rock to pin down his competitor. However, multiple sources claim it took between three and five seconds. He won the match in an impressive amount of time and, to this day, the match is still considered to be one of the shortest matches in WWE history.He made Wrestlemania history 2016This event was historic as it witnessed the highest ever attendance for a WrestleMania event. The rock was primarily focusing on his movies at the time. However, he chose to come back and that helped to spike the attendance for the WWE main event. He also achieved the quickest win in WrestleMania history by defeating his opponent in six seconds, according to ABC News.Also Read | WWE: The Rock announces his return to Friday Night SmackDown WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US WrestleMania X8: Icon vs. IconThis match is a great example of how a crowd can elevate whatever is going on in the ring. The fans in Toronto treated every second of The Rock’s match with Hollywood Hulk Hogan like it was a big deal. WWE seldom lets its Superstars organically react to the crowd’s response anymore. Hogan, who was 50 at WrestleMania X8, along with The Rock delivered the best possible match in terms of entertainment, and the constant buzz inside Rogers Centre added to the spectacle.Also Read | WWE: Stone Cold to John Cena, here are The Rock’s greatest rivalries WrestleMania X-Seven: Stone Cold Makes a Deal with the DevilMcMahon’s involvement added to the drama cluttering things up. Austin made a deal with the devil and worked with McMahon because it’s the only way he thought he could beat The Rock. It was a heel turn years in the making and one nobody expected. The Rock came off looking heroic, facing the odds with his best effort, while Austin showed he was willing to do whatever it took even forging a pact with his sworn enemy in pursuit of the WWE Championship.Also Read | WWE: Stone Cold to Roman Reigns; wrestlers The Rock is friends with Gladwin Menezes LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 14th October, 2019 11:12 IST COMMENT Last Updated: 14th October, 2019 11:12 IST WWE: The Rock’s Best Moments In The Sport The rock has been an important figure in the wrestling world and still is relevant to wrestling fans worldwide here are some of his most memorable moments. Written By
McDan Foundation, a subsidiary of the McDan Group has presented a cheque for $3,000 to national table tennis team, Golden Rackets. The financial reward was in recognition of the team’s qualification for Europe-Africa Zone III from Zone IV in Congo Brazzaville recently.Ghana Tennis Federation president Isaac Aboagye Duah told the media “We are here to pay homage to Dr Daniel McKorley for believing in us and supporting us all these years. This is the results of his investment.” We declined, we have been absent from Davis Cup for four years, if you don’t participate in the Davis Cup, you lose points and that was why we dropped to Zone IIII.”The skipper of the side, Herman Abban, speaking on behalf of his mates expressed thanks to Dr McKorley for rallying behind the team saying, ” …He told us he works with champions and that he believes in us. We were motivated by his words, money was not the issue, he urged us on and we played for our nation. We want to thank him his investment will not go waste.”An executive of McDan Group, Leonora Appiah, speaking on behalf of Dr McKorley said ” Doc., has passion for tennis, he is super excited and he has promised to support the sport to the highest level. He has spent over $600,000 on tennis, this is indeed good news for Ghana tennis. “ The team comprises of Fred Egyir,(Coach), Herman Abban, Ghana’s number two, Isaac Nortey, number one, Benjamin Palm, Johnson Acquah.Ghana finished tops in Group A after defeated Cameroun 2-1 and 2-0 at the hard Court, Kintele Complex, Congo Brazzaville.
1 Juan Cuadrado Barcelona are set to make a final offer of £40million for Fiorentina winger and Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado, according to Marca.The La Liga side have been chasing the Colombia international all summer and have now decided to make a take-it-or-leave-it bid for the Serie A star.Manchester United are also said to be admirers of Cuadrado, who was joint top of the assists charts at this summer’s World Cup with four.However, it is reported the 26-year-old would prefer a move to Barcelona to link up with the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar.Barcelona are hoping to resolve Cuadrado’s future, one way or another, by the end of this week.